‘An edge of your seat standalone supsense novel from the author of The Secrets She Keeps. Following police officer Philomena, this psychological thriller delves into themes of domestic abuse, toxic friendships and obsession when she assists Tempe, who accuses a police officer of beating her. Dark and intense, as Robotham does best, you won’t want to put it down!’ – Megan (QBD Traralgon)
A TOXIC FRIENDSHIP. A HIDDEN AGENDA. DEADLY SECRETS.
A pulse-racing standalone thriller about by the Number One bestselling author of The Secrets She Keeps.
Philomena ‘Phil’ McCarthy is a promising young officer in the London Metropolitan police. But everything changes when she is called to the scene of a domestic assault. Unbeknownst to her, the abuser is a decorated detective and Phil’s efforts to protect the detective’s girlfriend, Tempe Brown, from violence result in Phil being unjustly struck from the force. In the fallout, Phil begins to teach Tempe self-defence and they strike up a tentative friendship. Tempe is thoughtful and sweet, and within a matter of weeks the two women are inseparable – talking, socialising and confiding their deepest secrets in one another. But something isn’t right. Sinister things keep happening and, when a body is discovered, Phil realises that Tempe is hiding deadly secrets of her own. Secrets she is willing to kill for . . .
This page-turning psychological thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Secrets She Keeps is Michael Robotham’s finest yet, and confirms his reputation as the Mastermind of Crime.
Praise for Michael Robotham:
‘A heart-stopping psychological thriller‘ – Herald Sun
‘Don’t try to get anything else done; just keep reading. The only way this book will let you go is if you walk, or run, to the last page‘ – New York Journal of Books
‘An urgent, poignant thriller … Readers will be putty in this supremely talented author’s capable hands‘ – Kirkus Reviews
‘As darkly beautiful as a crime novel can be‘ – Australian Crime Fiction